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2010 Blanc de Blancs

2010 Blanc de Blancs

Price: $40.00

Chardonnay lovers rejoice. An exquisitely crafted wine from an incredible vintage, the 2010 Blanc de Blancs is the kind of sparking wine that doesn’t come around very often. In 2010, the Gloria Ferrer Carneros estate vineyards benefitted from a near perfect growing season. The blend, after three and a half years on the yeast, is rich and complex, yet dry and elegant, and will only continue to improve with extended aging.

 

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Tasting Notes

Straw yellow in color with an aromatic bouquet of blood oranges, green apples and toasty brioche. On the palate, this wine is refreshing and light with an elegant dry finish and bright citrus flavors.

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Food Affinities

Enjoy with whole roasted crab, linguine and clams, grilled asparagus salad or a decadent Meyer lemon tart.

About

Made exclusively from hand-harvested Chardonnay, our 2010 Blanc de Blancs is the superb result of meticulous grape growing, artisanal cellar practices and our winemaker’s considerable blending skills. Blanc de Blancs is prized among sparkling wine connoisseurs for the rich textural qualities, complex aromas and flavors, elegance and solid aging potential that Chardonnay offers.

  • Blend

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Appellation

  • Sonoma Carneros

Winemaking

The 2010 vintage will be remembered as one of the coolest growing seasons on record. The cool weather gave us high acidities which delayed harvest by several weeks. A severe heat spell hit in late August leaving some sunburn to the grapes. After trimming and cleaning up the sunburned vines, harvest began mid-September to avoid a second heat spike.

  • Whole-cluster pressed for delicacy
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 55° to 60°F to retain vibrancy and freshness
  • This cuvée consists of four base wines
  • Aging on the yeast for 2-1/2 years developed great complexity and pinpoint, lasting effervescence
  • Analysis -

  • pH: 3.18,
  • Total Acidity: 0.81 g/100 ml,
  • Alcohol: 12.9%,
  • Dosage: 13g grams/Liter